Electric Utilities Director

City of Fallon, Nevada
September 5, 2023
Fallon, NV
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Electric Utilities Director

City of Fallon, Nevada

Salary: $140,000 - $160,000

Located in western Nevada just an hour east of Reno, Fallon, known as the "Oasis of Nevada," is the county seat of Churchill County. Officially incorporated in 1908, Fallon is also home to the United States Navy's TOP GUN Flight School at Fallon Naval Air Station. With a population of approximately 9,000, Fallon is known for its agriculture, natural beauty, and outdoor recreation. It is surrounded by farms, ranches, and the Lahontan Valley wetlands, including the Stillwater Wildlife Refuge, a birder's paradise. Fallon is also known for its abundance of special events, including the Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair, Spring Wings, and the Fallon Fights.

The City of Fallon functions with a mayor-council form of government. As chief executive officer, the Mayor is responsible for the day-to-day operations and oversight of the City and its enterprises. City departments include City Attorney, Clerk and Treasurer, Emergency Management, Engineering and Public Works, Municipal Court, and Police Department. The City also provides a variety of utility services, which include electric, water, water treatment, sewer, sanitation, and landfill. The City's new Electric Department operates on a budget of approximately $14,000,000 and has several upcoming projects which include a major solar project, adding new electrical feeders from the New River Substation, and replacing old direct buried wire.

The Electric Utilities Director will work under the direct supervision of the Mayor. This is a newly created position that will perform a variety of administrative and managerial duties related to planning, organizing, coordinating, controlling, and directing all phases of citywide power operations, including engineering, infrastructure development, power service installation, generation, distribution, transmission, and maintenance. This position represents the city with various organizations, including UAMPS, IPSA and IPA, and serves as administrative advisor and liaison to city council, committees, and boards. The Director provides technical insight and recommendations related to determining power policies, goals and objectives, forecasts and schedules power purchases or sales with other utilities and organizations, manages interlocal agreements, and receives directives, formulates implementation options and strategies, directs research, and converts strategies to action plans with timetables and deadlines.

This position requires candidates to possess either the experience or the education listed below. Any combination of experience or training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job duties will be considered. Graduation from college with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or completion of a four-year formal federal apprenticeship. Ten years of experience in a comprehensive electric/power utility program. Experience in the administration and management of materials and personnel necessary for the development and maintenance of power systems. Four years of experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Fallon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply by October 1, 2023. (Applications will be reviewed as submitted. Position is open until filled.)

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